Fakenham and Wells Crime

Yesterday, 08:21

Police could have missed the opportunity to catch ram raiders red handed after failing to take immediate action after being called by a witness who saw the criminals at work.

Police have issued a fresh reminder for people to ‘lock up and lock away’ their agricultural equipment and machinery as the busy farming season continues.

Police are appealing for witnesses after jewellery was stolen in a burglary in Whissonsett.

Norfolk Police

Vulnerable young people who are exploited by London gangs to transport drugs into Norfolk should be treated as victims, rather than criminals, according to the NSPCC.

Norfolk Police

A police campaign targeting drink and drug drivers on the roads of Norfolk and Suffolk over the course of June has led to more than 80 motorists being prosecuted.

A supermarket in Wells has reopened following a dramatic ram raid that took place in the early hours of Monday morning.

Wells Town Council

The number of calls made to a leading charity with concerns about children being left home alone has soared by more than 63pc.

A resident has described the moment she heard ram raiders smash a hole in the wall of a supermarket in a small north Norfolk coastal town during the early hours of Monday morning.

Ram raiders have hit a supermarket in Wells this morning.

Shoppers in Dereham should remain vigilant after hundreds of pounds were stolen from a 90-year-old man in a distraction theft.

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a man who is wanted.

Norwich Crown Court

Thousands of pounds worth of heroin was seized during a raid on a home in Dereham as police continue a major crackdown on drugs in the town.

Drivers using mobile phones will be targeted by police driving unmarked cars and motorcycles as well as marked cars in a new crackdown.

Every day at least one illegal firearm on average is taken off the streets of Norfolk as figures reveal thousands of weapons were seized by police.

A man has been arrested after reports of a broken window at a house.


A man who threatened staff at a Dereham supermarket after attempting to steal two joints of pork has been fined by police.

A father and daughter were involved in a “prolonged and cruel campaign of harassment” which hurt those targeted and left “a cloud of suspicion” hanging over a community, a court has heard.

Norwich Crown Court

Burglars probably left empty-handed after breaking into a property in Hempton, near Fakenham.


Police are urging Fakenham residents to be vigilant following a distraction burglary incident on Monday, June 19.

Garage equipment worth £60,000 has been stolen from a business in Snetterton.

A man was assaulted after he tried to recover a stolen van in Gooderstone near Swaffham.

The hunt is on today for a Norfolk couple who police fear have abducted their seven-month-old baby.

People in the UK are potentially having to come to terms with a “new normality” following the weekend’s London terror attacks, Norfolk Police’s chief constable Simon Bailey has warned.

Simon Bailey

A 29-year-old man from Fakenham has been charged with a series of motoring offences.

Ten times the number of online child sex offences were reported in Norfolk than Suffolk last year, as the leading children’s charity calls for police forces to do more to investigate internet crimes.

Norfolk Police

People stopped by police will now be caught on film as front-line officers start wearing body cameras while on patrol.

Armed police with sub-machine guns are continuing high visibility patrols across Norfolk over the Bank Holiday weekend - despite a lowering of the UK threat level.

Simon Bailey

A teenager has been arrested after allegedly walking around Norwich city centre with a firearm.

Norfolk Police

A flurry of overdoses in 24 hours has sparked fears that an unusually-potent batch of heroin is being pushed on Norfolk’s streets.

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